File photo: Floods in Accra

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is appealing to residents living in flood prone areas to relocate to higher grounds.

According to the Director of Communication of NADMO, George Kwadwo Ayisi, the torrential rains currently being witnessed in parts of the country would continue and therefore it was important that residents in flood prone areas relocate.

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Children, he noted, should not be allowed to play or walk through floods to prevent accidents during the rainy season.

Mr Ayisi said the Ghana Meteorological Agency had warned that there would be heavy rains in the coming days.

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“Those of us living in flood prone areas should really be careful. It is important that those people relocate to prevent any fatality this rainy season. Meteo has warned that there would be more rains and so we need to be ready for it,” he told Accra based Neat FM, monitored by

The month of October has recorded heavy rains in some parts of the country.

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Flooding is a perennial ritual in Ghana, especially the capital whenever there is heavy downpour.

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Source:|Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy